Recruiting and maintaining a probability-based internet panel in France : the ELIPSS pilot study
Séminaire Methods and research meetings de l'institut FORS
2015-02-24 / 2015-02-24
Université de Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
survey research, probability based web panel
During the last decade, the internet has moved from an attractive data collection mode to a common way to administer surveys. The ELIPSS Panel (Étude longitudinale par internet pour les sciences sociales) is one of the probability-based web panels across Europe. This presentation focuses on the challenges in setting up a probability-based web panel and the lessons learned from the pilot study. First, we will discuss the results of the recruitment procedure used in 2012. Then, we will point out the opportunities offered by ELIPSS to the researchers to collect data, and will present some examples of surveys using specific features of the tablet. Finally, we will address the issues of maintaining the participation and will present some specifications for the management of the panel. This paper was presented to the "Methods and research meetings" of the FORS research institute the 24th February 2015.